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. emily, thank you. besides the fiscal cliff, washington is a buzz. we talk about gun control. there's one big roadblock to getting a new law, national rifle association. the nra has one of the most powerful lobbies in washington and yesterday they set a defiant tone. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invest in a plan of absolute protection. the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. would you rather have your 911 call bring a good guy with a gun from a mile away or from a minute away? >> the nra has a plan and that plan is to put armed guards in every school and they've called on congress to make it happen. they've even started their own initiative to promote it. cnn national correspondent susan candiotti joins us from new york. not quite what some people had hoped to hear from nra. we were all awaiting this big statement and that's what we got. >> good morning, randi. a lot of people had hoped in the wake of the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, the nra would offer some concessions and possibly de
. >>> the january 1 deadline to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is closing in. the president and congress remain just as divided. here i am. and now they're geographically divided, too. cnn's emily schmidt is in the nation's capital this morning. so president obama's in hawaii. house speaker john boehner and other lawmakers have gone home for the holidays. what does all this mean for the chance of getting a deal done before the deadline? >> reporter: no doubt that president obama went to a warmer climate with the weather and probably a warmer climate politically. if there's any negotiating that will be done now, it will have to be done long distance for the next few days. we know that speaker boehner and president obama spoke in washington yesterday before they left. but when you hear their final words to reporters, it shows there is a continued public divide. >> the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals while failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. but the president has -- what the president has offered so far simply won't do anything to
of the year. >> jamie: thanks for the roundup. >> kelly: how will the looming fiscal cliff crisis affect you? well, if congress fails to reach a deal the beginning of the new year, those making between 40,000 and $50,000 a year will see an average tax increase of more than $1700. those making between 100,000 and $200,000 a year will see an average increase go even steeper of more than $6500 and the average tax increase of those with an annual income of more than 1 million dollars would jump to more than $250,0 $250,000. >> jamie: just the increase? wow. well, new report says that we could be in store for a really nasty flu season. it's already happening in many states, but a recently approved medication, is it safe for everyone? dr. david somati weighs in on that. >> kelly: a horror for a mother after a shopping cart carrying her infant son rolls into traffic. how it ended next. >> and giving back through the gift of music. ♪ >> coming up, some of nashville's biggest stars are helping those most in need this holiday season. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bl
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